AnotherÂ guest post by Wolfram Lange,Â co-founder ofÂ KafundÃ³ Records, and blogger at theÂ SoundgoodsÂ website. In this editionÂ of the Brazilian underground electronic scene round up,Â he gives us a little background on SÃ£o Paulo based bandÂ Ba-Boom. TheirÂ songÂ â€œMano Sujou!â€ appears onÂ theÂ KafundÃ³ Vol. 1Â Compilation:
Ba-Boom is a bombastic combination of Brazilian and Jamaican music, although itÂ mayÂ be more preciseÂ to say that this isÂ Jamaican music with a Brazilian accent.Â Their music is a tripÂ through reggae, ska, dub and ragga with the Brazilian swing ofÂ afoxÃ©, samba and BaiÃ£o. Their raps, are infused with the melodiesÂ of traditionalÂ Afro-Brazilian chants, and the lyrics bring politicized content that reflectÂ the contradictions ofÂ the big urban centers in the country (“Mano Sujou” talks about everyday police repression.)
Ba-Boom started in the year 2000, playing at the underground scene from SÃ£o Paulo and its industrialized periphery called the ABC Region (including the cities Santo AndrÃ©, SÃ£o Bernardo do Campo and SÃ£o Caetano do Sul).
After two EPs the band released in 2012 its first Album called, â€œIncendeiaâ€.
Right after the album’s release, the band traveled from its homeland to Jamaica , fulfilling one of theirÂ biggest dreams: to play music in the homelandÂ of reggae. They created a documentary thatÂ allows the audience to experience ten days of touring the island during the 22nd Ocho Rios Jazz Festival, one of the greatest Caribbean Jazz Festivals. This edition of the festivalÂ also marked the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence. Passing by Ocho Rios and Kingston, the band played at public squares, theaters, schools, and concert halls. The members had an opportunity to get to know local people and share their cultural experiences. View the whole thing below: